Project

Study of the properties of the intrinsic points defects in monocrystalline germanium

Duration
01 January 2010 → 31 December 2015
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
Keywords
germanium quenching method point defects
 
Project description

This project aims to study the thermodynamic properties of the intrinsic point defects in Ge as, e.g., formation energy, thermal solubility, diffusivity and recombination probability. For that purpose we will make use of the "quenching" method, where the equilibrium concentrations of point defects at high temperature will be frozen by fast sample cooling